February 13, 2016

BSA Troop 289 selling Christmas greenery

Spring Hill Boy Scout Troop No. 289 is selling Christmas greenery. The greenery is available for immediate delivery. The troop has a limited number of items still available including 22-inch mixed evergreen wreaths, 10-inch Western Cedar garland, and mixed evergreen centerpieces. For more information, call Matt Edwards at (913)522-5169.

Spring Hill woman embarking on 11 country tour in “World Race”

Tara Truitt, Spring Hill, is embarking on an 11-month journey to 11 countries called the “World Race.” While living out of a backpack, Racers, typically ages 21-35, experience a variety of adventures like visiting ancient ruins, or hiking up volcanoes. They trade in marketplaces, teach English and practical skills, befriend people caught in modern-day slavery, Continue Reading

Spring Hill man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

A Spring Hill man will serve between three and eight years in jail after pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kristopher Hausback, 30, set up a nude photo shoot with a 14-year-old girl in August 11.  After Hausback reported his camera stolen, Leawood police went Continue Reading

SHSD to host boundary meetings

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Spring Hill officials will be talking to community stakeholders in the next few weeks as they prepare to draw new boundary lines as Wolf Creek Elementary will be open next year. “It’s something that has to be done,” Christine Splichal, school district director of communication, said. “And we would rather do it Continue Reading

Redistricting pairs Gardner with Edgerton, creates new Johnson County Senate district

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will be represented by new Senators and members of the House. A trio of federal judges released redistricting maps around midnight on June 8. The maps will allow primary elections, set for Aug. 7, to continue as planned, but the new lines pit 48 incumbents in 125 Continue Reading

Spring Hill ready for 21st Century classroom

Dozens of people experienced the “21st Century Classroom” during a hands-on technology demonstration at the Hilltop Learning Center on April 23. Participants learned about Android and iPad tablets, Chrome Books, Ultra Books and laptops, content filtering, Google apps, and Cloud technology, and how they will be used in the classroom. Staff photo by Mark Taylor Continue Reading

Spring Hill man faces child pornography charges

A Spring Hill man has been charged with possession of child pornography. Federal prosecutors announced that Kristohper Hausback, 29, is charged with one count of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography in addition to the possession charge. The alleged criminal activity occurred in Leawood in Continue Reading

SHMS students perform Spring Hill history

Spring Hill Middle School students will present Spring Hill History 7 p.m., March 5.  The presentation will be at the Spring Hill Middle School Auditorium, 301 E. South Street.  Students will discuss stories such as the stagecoach route, the old hotel, the city’s founding father, James Hovey, as well as several other bits of Spring Hill’s Continue Reading

Mustangs win in overtime against SH

Tanner Peine plunged into the end zone from one yard out helping the Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade JV to a 12-6 overtime win versus Spring Hill, Oct. 6. After a defensive stand in overtime, WMS went to work. Austyn Hatton rushed the ball to the three-yard line. From there, Peine found the end zone behind Continue Reading

SH Broncos soccer squad wins in 2 OTs

It took two overtimes but Spring Hill prevailed 2-1 versus Louisburg, Oct. 3. “Louisburg is a great program and we were able to walk off the field at Louisburg for the first time in school history with a win,” said coach Michael Cox. “The kids fought back to forge a tie and then win in Continue Reading